Organ Techniques and Literature

Organ Techniques and Literature
Continuation of Music 115.
 Hours2.0 Credit, 2.0 Lecture, 0.0 Lab
 PrerequisitesMusic 115 or instructor's consent.
 TaughtFall, Winter
 ProgramsContaining MUSIC 116R
Course Outcomes

Hymn Playing

Understand and be able to employ various advanced hymn playing techniques.


Learn at least two organ pieces this semester. Also, experience a wide range of organ repertoire with four main goals: associate selected organ masterworks with their respective composers, regions, and time periods; identify registrational characteristics; identify pieces of interest for future learning; and distinguish between that which might be appropriate for worship and that which is appropriate for concert use.


Understand and apply more advanced principles of organ registration.


Understand basics of touch, phrasing and articulation, and to know how to utilize them to enhance the expressiveness of a piece of music.


Develop fluency in manual techniques, including finger independence, redistribution, finger crossings, glissando, and substitution; and develop greater fluency in pedal playing.


Develop basic accompanying skills on the organ.

Practice techniques

Cultivate more efficient practice techniques.